Using ACV to remove moles has had excellent results, but the vaseline part sounds messy. I have a small (3mm) flat mole on my jaw just in front of my ear. To protect the other skin from the ACV, I cut a 3mm hole in the center of a round bandaid, stuck it over the mole, and applied the ACV through the hole with a Q-tip. Then I took a second round bandaid, saturated the pad with more ACV, and put it over the hole so it could soak in overnight. This gets the most ACV with the least mess. I hope it works for others too.
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Posted by Lucy (Calgary, Alberta) on 05/23/2012
After reading all of the comments on this site, I tried using apple cider vinegar on two of my moles: one small raised one on my shoulder and one slightly larger raised one on my ear. I roughed them up a bit first with an emery board, then held a cotton swab dipped in vinegar on them for about 10 minutes each, until I could feel it burning a bit. A few times a day I reapplied some more vinegar with a cotton swab. I did not leave the vinegar on to soak, mostly because I did not want to walk around with bandaids on.. Plus the ear one would have been almost impossible to bandage. Both moles turned black and scabbed over within a day, and within 2 or 3 days the scabs looked like they were almost ready to fall off, so I stopped applying the vinegar. On about the 4th or 5th day they did come off (ok, I picked at it a little bit, the curiosity was killing me) and they look amazing. The one on my neck is just a tiny pink scar now, and looks better every day. The one on my ear is completely gone, you would not know it was ever there. I did try it again on another (mostly flat) mole on my chin. This one I did not rough up first, just applied the vinegar, and when the scab came off there is still a tiny little light brown mark there. It does look a lot better than the mole did though. I may try reapplying vinegar on that one again.
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Posted by Floridagirl (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States) on 04/28/2012
I have been treating a raised mole with ACV. Then I applied Iodine 2% a few times. Some of it scabbed & I did touch it even though I know not to. Today the skin is raised up around the mole. Could it be just the body pushing out the mole or am I being paranoid? It looks so weird from the angle. Before it looked like skin with a mole sitting on top. Now it looks like a nipple, oh my gosh. Is this normal when using this method? I'm not sure I should continue.
Also, the mole did change color, went from brown to kinda bloody red / fleshy color & feels hard. Any advice is appreciated.
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Posted by Silke (Dallas, Texas) on 03/22/2012
Hey guys..question: I started the apple cider vinegar treatment 3 days ago.. My mole looks like a flesh hump with a brown mole on it... The second day it started bleeding and some of the mole came off not all though... The hump got a little bit bigger and I observed also a swelling around the mole.. I guess its from the acid.. I use chap stick to protect my skin... The today is the third day and I saw a white circle around the mole.. The mole turned to a dark brown... Still swelling around the mole but no scab.. I am wondering if the mole will probably fall off but the flesh hump will stay.. I tried to avoid surgery so that's why I tried this way... I put the soaked cotton ball on it for twice a day.. Always 3-4 hours... I really need some help here if ppl had the same mole and had the mole gone but the hump stayed??? thanks
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Posted by Ashley (Seattle, Washington) on 02/26/2012
I've had a mole on my face for as long as I could remember! It was tiny and unnoticeable when I was a child but grew bigger and darker as time went on. I've always hated it ever since I got teased about it throughout middle school and high school. I've been so insecure most of my life so I decided to just get it over with and get it removed. I was about to set up an appointment with the dermatologist when I came across this apple cider vinegar method. I thought, "why not?" doesn't hurt to try right? I purchased a brand of ACV with 5% acidity and began applying it on 2/20. I first put chapstick around the surrounding skin and later, vaseline. Then I got a q-tip and soaked it with Apple Cider Vinegar and applied it on the mole after I "roughed it up" a bit using my finger nail. I didn't let it bleed though! I taped a cotton ball soaked with Apple Cider Vinegar on it and kept repeating the process. I had school and work so I didn't get to do the process consistently. I noticed that it got much flatter after each day and my mole was pretty raised! Over the course of the treatment, I decided to just scrape the mole with an emory board, apply vaseline over surrounding skin, and apply Apple Cider Vinegar every half hour or so using a q-tip. I didn't tape anything over anymore, just simply rubbed Apple Cider Vinegar with a q-tip for 10 mins straight and left it alone for about half an hour. Long story short, the mole was half off by earlier yesterday and I know I probably shouldn't have done this but I peeled the rest of the mole off (which, of course, caused bleeding) but I cleaned it up and the skin around it doesn't look too bad thanks to the vaseline. There is now a small crater where the mole used to be and it's really whitish. I'm hoping it'll get better with time so I'll update later!
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Posted by Locestlord (Springfield, Oregon) on 02/14/2012
Hey everyone! Listen... If you want to remove your moles than this is how I just did it for literally under five dollars!!!! I bouth apple cider vinegar and it was the safeway brand! I also bought iodine of tincture (safeway brand) this cost me just about 4 dollars and 50 cents. So what I did was like everyone else I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and taped it over the mole. I left it over night, and the next day it changed color to a mild blue which was kind of scary. (Keep in mind my mole was about the size of a pencil eraser, it was brown with black spots; perhaps atypical but with faith in God and lot's of research I decided to avoid medical bills and remove it myself! ) I had this mole for years mind you. Anyhow, I kept the ACV treatment going for three days and on the third day I noticed it was turning black and becoming flat. Also, I neglected to put vaseline around the surrounding skin so the ACV burned the surrounding skin so I stopped using the cotton swab and I began rubbing iodine around the irritated skin and dabbing the mole with ACV using a Q-tip. I did this for another two days so far I'm about a week into the treatment. Once the mole was completely flat, I began soaking the mole with a Iodine of tincture (safeway brand) and three solid days of doing this three times a day, the mole turned into a scab and today it FELL OFF!!!! AMEN!
Posted by Sarah (Utica, Ny, Usa) on 02/07/2012
I have had a raised mole on my chin for about 10 years now. It started out flat and then raised up to be a little bump. It wasn't that big but it was brown and in a place that I just didn't like especially because it wasn't always there, it sprang up in my early 20s. I decided I wanted to have it removed and asked the doctor about it. She suggested I go to a dermatologist to have it removed because it was on my face. The mole was not that large, but raised like I said... It was smaller than a split pea, maybe about half the size. I set up an appointment and in between that time my sister had 2 moles removed at a dermatologist and one left a large scar. I started to not want to do this. I went anyway and they told me that the mole was benign and that there was potential for it to scar if they removed it. They suggested I go to a plastic surgeon so I went. I have no insurance but even if I did this wouldn't be covered. They charged me over $100 to look at the mole and tell me nothing was wrong with it and then said to remove it would cost almost $500 and that it could leave a scar, the same thing the dermatologist told me. I decided to keep my mole and deal with it.
Then I came across this site. I figured I had nothing to lose, and I'm glad I tried it! I removed the mole in less than a week with Apple Cider Vinegar! I very lightly scratched the mole with a pin, not enough to break the skin though. I was sure to go around the bottom of the mole. I put a little vitamin a&d ointment around the mole and covered it with a small piece of cotton soaked in ACV and a bandaid. I didn't use organic ACV, just the store brand that I had in my cupboard. After the first night the mole was darker but seemed flatter. After the second night of treatment the mole was completely flat. By the third treatment it was a scab. I only did the treatment for 4 days, it might take longer if your mole is larger. After the mole turned into a very hard scab I stopped the ACV and began putting vitamin E oil on it during the day. I started the treatment on a saturday night and by Thursday the scab fell off leaving behind no trace of a mole, just pink skin.
It has been 10 days since the treatment and my chin is almost 100% healed. The skin is a bit dry in that area and a tiny bit pink but is easily covered by makeup and I'm sure it will be completely normal in about another week. I put the vitamin a & d ointment on it at night and this seems to help. This method works!
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Posted by Angeldazed (Capitol Heights, Maryland) on 12/10/2011
I am using ACV to remove two moles I've had since childhood. One is on my face, the other is on my neck. They were considered beauty marks until they continued to grow. The one on my face began to grow hair... This was the deciding factor to try to remove it. I'm on day 3 and last night it pussed a little. I keep a cotton gauze with Apple Cider Vinegar on it while I use vaseline on the surrounding area. Wish me luck I will keep updates posted.
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Posted by Desiree (I Love, Arizona) on 09/13/2011
First of all, I've been using ACV for a while now as a facial toner after cleansing (diluted), in the laundry to soften towels and sweatshirts, etc. So when I got online to do some research for mole removal home remedies and found that ACV could help me, I was thrilled. I immediately went into the bathroom and roughed up a "pencil-eraser sized" raised mole I've had on my stomach that's made me incredible uncomfortable for years. I taped on an ACV-soaked piece of cotton. Did this several times, over and over again, and now, two-three weeks later, my mole is scabby but not gone. It got very sensitive to touch so I called off the ACV regimen, but started on another one. This one is located on my chin. I roughed it up very very gently because of the sensitive area, and bandaged on a piece of mole-sized cotton soaked in ACV. Wore that overnight. I dabbed it with an ACV-soaked cotton swab daily, while bandaging it with ACV-soaked cotton every night. I can't tell you the exact amount of time, but within probably a week, week and a half, my mole was a scab that was beginning to heal. Stupid me began to pick at it, not out of impatience but curiosity, I suppose, "IS THIS SCAB MY MOLE AND WHAT IS UNDERNEATH! ?" So naturally, it bled and left another scab. The scab since has come off and left me with a pretty smooth little scar which I suspect will fade within the year. My fiance couldn't believe it, and mentioned that I do the mole (flesh-colored, somewhat raised, smaller) on my nose. This one has always bothered me and has gotten more and more noticeable over time as had the one on my chin. When I wore make-up it looked as if I ALWAYS had a pimple on my nose--VERY sad since my skin has cleared up so beautifully since high school. So I couldn't help but rough it up just a bit, maybe ten seconds with the smoother side of an Emery board. I dabbed it with an ACV-soaked cotton swab several times a day, but for my first application (and once every couple of days), I held the cotton swab in place for as long as my arm would let me. For all moles tested, they turned white and then scabbed, etc.
I decided one night to sleep with a very tiny piece of ACV-soaked cotton bandaged on my nose. I began treatment on that mole probably 5 days ago and last night the last bit of scab fell off during my once-weekly exfoliation. I went up to my fiance and said "LOOK AT MY NOSE!! " and he was nearly speechless, couldn't believe that it was gone. I now have a very very small little crater with a little red scab, about the size of a ballpoint. This I feel assured will go away. The crater itself may remain just a little bit but I can tell you, IT'S BETTER THAN LOOKING LIKE I HAVE A PIMPLE ON MY NOSE ALL THE TIME!! :)
I want to begin treatment on other moles but want to see a doctor about a few of them first, they are a bit suspicious and potentially pre-cancerous because of their shapes, colors, etc. I am also going to restart ACV therapy on the first mole on my stomach now that the sensitivity and irritation has subsided. I am probably going to wear an ACV-soaked cotton ball taped to the area every other night and apply ACV 2-3x during the day. If anyone wants their moles gone without a large expense, try this! ACV does wonders for your body, inside and out, and also around the house. Love it!!
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Posted by Hannah (London, Uk) on 08/18/2011
Ive been using ACV on two raised moles on my face. I began treating them on monday night. I scratched them with a needle, covered the surrounding skin with vaseline, then soaked a cotton ball in ACV and taped one to each mole overnight. When I woke up, I removed the cotton balls and noticed they had both begun turning black and had got flatter. During the day on tuesday, I scratched both moles again with a needle and massaged ACV on them (using a cotton bud) for about a minute. (i did this 4 times). I then repeated the overnight process (did this for 3 nights)
It is now thursday night and my moles have shrunk, are black and are scabbing slightly. When I went to apply more ACV, the burning pain was too much and I decided to leave it for tonight. Instead I massaged them with warm water and a cotton bud and they started scabbing over. I dont think they are ready to fall off yet though. Anyway, I decided to apply tea tree oil to my moles before going to bed tonight, in hope that this will help them heal, dry up and scab off finaly. Was I right to apply tea tree oil or will this just make it worse? also, I have been avoiding leaving the house because they look quite awful right now, what can I do to make these scabs fall off asap!?
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Posted by Lemon Drop (Cumming, Ga) on 08/18/2011
Whatup? The apple cider vinegar didn't work on my moles. I tried to file the flat moles a little and then put on some Apple Cider Vinegar and a bandage a few times a day. After a week, my mole is still there and I got an allergic rash on both arms for almost two weeks now. I have no idea in heck if this related o_o
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Posted by Kelly (Athens, Ga) on 08/01/2011
I read on this site about using ACV for moles. I had a mole under my bra-line that formed in my late 20's after a bad sunburn. It was tiny for years then slowly grew to a bigger size. Recently it got so swollen it was very embarassing and started to look like a 3rd nipple! I had to do something but I hate doctors, so no way I was getting it surgically removed. I was scared to use ACV at first but finally I had to try it. I roughed up the mole using a pumice stone (this took bravery). Then I tore apart a cotton ball to make a piece that would just cover the mole, and soaked it with ACV. I used band-aids to tape it on. I put on a fresh one every night and kept it on until my next shower. The mole would form a crust/scab on top that would flake off and sometimes in the shower I would lose a whole layer of the mole! I was amazed and kept at it. It took at least 3 weeks and now I have a flat pink spot where the mole was. The ACV did burn sometimes, I won't lie. I'm sure this would freak out some people but I just tried to stay brave. I did not have to use any vaseline around the mole on the healthy skin like some people report doing. I think the ACV only soaks into skin that is broken, thus the roughing up the mole first with pumice stone.
I am amazed, and so is my husband. He wanted me to get it surgically removed! I used organic ACV with the mother.
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Posted by Joe (London, Uk) on 07/21/2011
Hi I have recently had 4 raised moles on my head frozen with Liquid Nitrogen and after 2 treatments the moles have not been touched. The dermatologist said the moles are safe to remove and that I may need 4-5 treatments. The problem is the liquid nitrogen treatment also freezes the skin around the moles and causes blisters - not very nice on your head going to work :-(
I come accross this forum yesterday and cannot believe the success people have had with ACV. I started treating 1 small raised mole on my stomach yesterday as a test and all seems to be going well.
I have a question I start a new job in 10 Days time and want to know if I start treating the moles on my head now will they be gone / reduced and healed in 10 days as I do not really want to start a new job with 4 big lesions on my head.
I really hope someone has the time to answer and all help will be greatfully received please reply to post or email me.
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Posted by Deborah (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 07/16/2011
I can't believe after all these years (58) I actually found a site where I can use information to get rid of this mole that has been on the tip of my nostril forever! You may understand how much I detested it, and the frustration I felt not having a way to remove it! I found this site yesterday, and last night began applying the vinegar and vaseline! It's a raised mole, about the size of a split pea.... But it feels huge! Lol
It immediately started turning white, and puffing up. The bottom half became black.... Which sounds like what it's supposed to be doing. I used a needle and emery board to roughen it up, and applied chap stick and vaseline to the surrounding skin. Because of it's location, I cannot bandage it... Nothing will stick, so I'll have to do it the hard way.... Applying ACV constantly with a q-tip. It seems to be working, and I feel like I have a new lease on life!
I have gotten really bad skin with wrinkles and jowl lines in the last few years, due to stress and lack of care. I am on a quest to regain my appearance as much as possible, and am using all avenues to secure it! I am applying wrinkle remover, moisturizing, and taking vitamins. I cannot afford a face lift... So started using a book and dvd called "Facial Fitness" to remove the wrinkes and tighten the skin. I even found a free hypnosis download called "Turning Back Time" to make myself look better! I will NOT go down without a fight! Time to get myself put back together in a presentable and pleasing way! Will keep you posted on the mole removal.... It was an added bonus to my new quest, and will be forever grateful for this site!
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